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Law school sweethearts host a Pinterest-perfect Dallas wedding

Law school sweethearts host a Pinterest-perfect Dallas wedding

Dee Wallander, Sparklers
Dee Wallander and Matthew Rindt were married on May 13, 2017.  Photo by Carter Rose, F8 Studio
Dee Wallander, Aisle Walk
The ceremony took place at Christ the King Catholid Church in Dallas.  Photo by Carter Rose, F8 Studio
Dee Wallander, Blue
The couple's logo was incorporated throughout the wedding.  Photo by Carter Rose, F8 Studio
Wallander Wedding
Matthew proposed at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.  Photo by Carter Rose, F8 Studio
Dee Wallander, Full Cake
The towering cake and floral arrangements provided the "wow factor" Dee was looking for.  Photo by Carter Rose, F8 Studio
Dee Wallander, Tablescape
The reception was held at the Ritz-Carlton Dallas. Photo by Carter Rose, F8 Studio
Dee Wallander, Cake
Panini bakery provided the cake.  Photo by Carter Rose, F8 Studio
Dee Wallander, Close up Flowers
Escort cards hung from a peony flower wall.  Photo by Carter Rose, F8 Studio
Dee Wallander, Small Flowers
Jackson Durham Events provided all floral designs.  Photo by Carter Rose, F8 Studio
Wallander Wedding, Tacos
Tacos and late-night pizza with ranch dressing were among the comfort food served.  Photo by Carter Rose, F8 Studio
Wallander Wedding, Grooms Cake
The groom's cake celebrated the couple's beloved home state.  Photo by Carter Rose, F8 Studio
Wallander Wedding, dessert
There were options to satisfy every sweet tooth.  Photo by Carter Rose, F8 Studio
Wallander Wedding, dance floor
Emerald City Band provided music for the reception.  Photo by Carter Rose, F8 Studio
Wallander Wedding, party favor
Party favors were provided by CocoAndré Chocolatier.  Photo by Carter Rose, F8 Studio
Wallander Wedding, dance floor
DFW Dance Floors created a custom dance floor featuring the couple's logo.  Photo by Carter Rose, F8 Studio
Wallander Wedding, with band
The couple pause for a photo op with Emerald City Band.  Photo by Carter Rose, F8 Studio
Dee Wallander, Sparklers
Dee Wallander, Aisle Walk
Dee Wallander, Blue
Wallander Wedding
Dee Wallander, Full Cake
Dee Wallander, Tablescape
Dee Wallander, Cake
Dee Wallander, Close up Flowers
Dee Wallander, Small Flowers
Wallander Wedding, Tacos
Wallander Wedding, Grooms Cake
Wallander Wedding, dessert
Wallander Wedding, dance floor
Wallander Wedding, party favor
Wallander Wedding, dance floor
Wallander Wedding, with band

It was a law school romance for Dee Wallander and Matthew Rindt. The couple met in 2012 during orientation at Texas Tech School of Law, and Dee “was smitten from the start.”

After a year-and-a-half of making small talk between classes and sitting together in the library, Matthew worked up the nerve to ask Dee out.

“From our first date on January 26, 2014 onward, my life was forever changed,” says Matthew. “I remember calling my mom that next day and exclaiming how it was the best date I had ever been on. I had never felt more at peace with another woman in my life. I’ve had those same feelings toward her every day since.”

Two years later, Matthew was ready to put a ring on it. With a picturesque backdrop, courtesy of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, he dropped to his knee and presented a stunning diamond ring. Dee was screaming yes at the top of her lungs when her sister, Becky, popped out with a bottle of bubbly.

“It was the sweetest moment of my life thus far,” she says.

When the couple returned home, family and friends were waiting, and a weekend-long celebration ensued.

The time Dee had long fantasized about had finally arrived — and the bride-to-be knew exactly what she wanted.

“Like most girls, I dreamed of the day I’d get married and started my Pinterest board in college,” she says. “You could look at my board from college and eight years later, when we were planning our wedding, not much had changed.” 

A Pinterest board brought to life, their May 2017 wedding featured a blush and gold color palette with personalized details and the couple’s logo incorporated throughout.

Following a wedding mass at Christ the King Catholic Church, 300 of the couple’s closest friends and family gathered at the Ritz-Carlton Dallas for a reception chock full of the “wow factor” Dee was hoping for.

The couple relied on florals, draping and custom lighting to put their own spin on the space. And peonies, Dee’s favorite flower, adorned the space, especially impactful as a flower wall housing escort cards.

After cutting the cake, noshing on elevated comfort food, and dancing until well past midnight, the couple bid adieu surrounded by sparklers. Their parting gift to guests? Late-night pizza passed with ranch, a pairing as Texan as the couple themselves.

“More than anything, I wanted everyone to feel loved and to have the most fun time ever,” says Dee. 

Mission accomplished, with a little help from Pinterest. 

Band: Emerald City Band

Cake: Panini Bakery & Cakes

Florals/Linens/Rentals: Jackson Durham Events

Bridal Gown Designer: Anna Maier, Ulla Maija, www.annamaier.com

Bridal Gown Retailer: Warren Barrón, http://warrenbarron.com/

Makeup: My Fabulous Faces

Favors: CocoAndré Chocolatier

Reception Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Dallas

Invitations: Color Box Design & Letterpress

Dance Floor: DFW Dance Floors

Lighting: Stage 2 Lighting

Photographer: Carter Rose, F8 Studio

Videographer: Pro Edit Productions

Draping: Quest Events

Planning: Fabulous Fête